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Last week, a 12-foot-long pet Burmese python snuck into the crib of a 2-year-old Florida girl and killed her.
Now, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has taken to the Senate floor
to push a ban on importing the potentially dangerous snakes.
"Sooner or later, a Burmese python will get the endangered Florida panther. Sooner or later, for an unsuspecting tourist in Everglades National Park, there will be an encounter with a human," Nelson said. "Tragically, it took this event of the strangulation by one of these snakes of a child within their own home in the child's crib to bring this to our attention."